UCS: Thanksgiving GreenTips

November 15th, 2006 7:13 pm by mad mags

Here are some “green” Thanksgiving tips from the Union of Concerned Scientists estv tarife herunterladen. Check out #4! (Sure, we know that veg is the way to go, but it’s still nice to hear a non-AR org. push for a meatless Thanksgiving.)

* Look for food produced in your region kann man bilder von facebook herunterladen. Food travels an average of 1,500 miles or more from the farm to the supermarket, consuming fossil fuels and emitting air pollutants and heat-trapping carbon dioxide herunterladen. Regionally grown meat and produce not only travel a shorter distance to your table and arrive fresher, but may also come from smaller farms that often follow more environmentally friendly practices skype herunterladen für apple.

* Choose organic. Organic standards prohibit the use of synthetic fertilizers, toxic pesticides, and antibiotics (today’s industrialized animal production relies heavily on antibiotics to accelerate growth and prevent diseases that stem from overcrowding) mdr thüringen app herunterladen. Overuse of these substances generates air and water pollution and makes it more difficult to treat human diseases and ward off agricultural pests. If organic turkey is not available in your supermarket, choose turkey that has been raised without antibiotics kinox.to filme downloaden android. Also look for organic apples, celery, potatoes, and green beans because these holiday favorites are among the fruits and vegetables that typically carry the highest pesticide residues herunterladen.

* Support genetic diversity. Today’s large-scale farms focus on only a select few varieties of livestock and crops; for example, of the more than 250 million turkeys sold in the United States each year, 99 percent are the Broad-Breasted White variety youtube video download op iphone. And of the thousands of potato varieties available, a small number now account for the majority of commercial production. As our agriculture system becomes more homogeneous, so does the risk of catastrophic losses if a disease spreads rapidly throughout a plant or animal population upon which our food supply depends herunterladen google. Choosing heirloom (or “heritage”) varieties such as American Bronze turkeys and fingerling potatoes helps support biodiversity and ensures a reliable food supply for future generations application word for free.

* Go meatless. Meat production can deplete environmental resources more than other food production, so consider a meatless main dish.



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